FAYROUZ KARAWYA was born in the coastal city of Port Said in Egypt. Her relationship with music and singing started early in her life when one of her primary school’s nuns discovered her beautiful voice and asked her to join the school’s chorus. In 1994, she obtained a three-year diploma from the Institute of Arab Music in voice/oriental singing, reading musical notes, performance and composition for the lute. She was enrolled in the Cairo University School of Medicine where she developed a special interest in psychiatry and received her bachelor degree in 2003.
During her medical studies, Fayrouz performed only one song, in the Egyptian movie "The Secrets of Girls". Fayrouz’s desire to be a professional artist made her join the Misaharaty Independent Theatre Group as an assistant director, a musical editor and a leading singer. She performed in three plays “Sehraya”, “Hakawi El Haramlek”, and “Helw Masr”. At the same time, Fayrouz joined the “Center of Artistic Creativity” at the Cairo Opera House where she worked as an executive director and music editor for the ‘King Lear’ spectacle. Alongside her musical endeavours, she participated in the making of a documentary film, ‘Six girls’. She also wrote a script for a short-feature movie, “Sabah el Fol”, which brought her the Golden Eagle Prize, presented by Rotterdam’s Arab Film Festival in 2006 for its “extra-ordinary narrative skills”.
In April 2012, Fairuz Karawya released her first album entitled "Bara Menny ", which has won the best-selling album award in the famous shop Virgin Megastore in the week following the release.
FAYROUZ KARAWYA will be on stage at El Genaina Theater in Al Azhar Park on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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